Our Process

Nurturing Your Pet's Beauty, Step by Step

Discover the art of grooming at Bark N’ Bubbles, where we pamper your pets with a meticulous process, ensuring they leave looking and feeling their best.


Every new dog we groom or board must complete an initial behavioral assessment.


We use a PRIMA Bathing System that assists with the deshedding process and we utilize high quality shampoos, conditioners and special bathing treatments.


Each dog is towel dried and then warm air dryers are used prior to grooming.


We strive to make your furry friend look their best. Its all about the "LOOK"!

After-Care Guide for Heavily Matted Dogs

A “re-start dog” is a dog with heavily knotted, neglected, matted, or felted coats that require clipping. This guide provides essential after-care information to ensure the well-being of your pet.

  • Avoid laughing or ridiculing your dog; they may experience the "poodle sulks" after a re-start.
  • Post-grooming blues can be alleviated with aromatherapy or Adaptil sprays.
  • Extra spoiling with treats, a short walk, or a game can help distract and settle your dog.
  • Prevent rubbing on furniture to avoid skin irritation.
  • Supervise closely to prevent self-harm, bruising, or skin tears within the first 24 hours.
  • Monitor and distract from scratching to prevent injuries.
  • Ensure rear nails are filed to reduce the risk of self-harm.
  • Apply a safe, dog-friendly first aid cream, lotion, or powder promptly.
  • Options include Quit Itch, Aloe Vera, Savlon, or Currash, or consult with your veterinarian.
  • Avoid applying long-term flea/tick treatments for 3-7 days post-grooming.
  • Allow the skin to cool, calm, and replenish natural oils for effective product distribution.
  • Use Happy Hoodies to prevent hematomas; hoodies may be provided or made at home.
  • Light matting on ears can be considered for a less drastic change.
  • Prevent sunburn until the coat grows longer, especially for white or pale-coated dogs.
  • Seek veterinary advice if complications arise from a matted or neglected coat.

Why Coats Get Matted

Matting in a dog's coat may stem from ineffective brushing, infrequent professional grooming, and a mismatch between lifestyle and coat length. Factors like coat changes, combination coats, lack of conditioning, irregular bathing, allergies, fleas, mouthing, and fabric jackets can contribute to matting. Areas prone to movement, such as ears, are especially susceptible. Proactive measures are crucial to prevent matting and ensure your pet's coat remains healthy.

Why We Don't De-Matt

De-matting a dog's coat poses several drawbacks, including potential pain during and after the process, damage to the trust between the groomer and the dog, higher injury risks, and time-consuming procedures. It can create "knot-shy" behavior in dogs, making future grooming challenging. Catching up on neglected brushing in a single session is neither kind nor wise, leading to possible skin irritations and hair loss. Ultimately, no one benefits from de-matting, emphasizing the importance of preventive measures to maintain a healthy and mat-free coat.